My etsy shop

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

So last night I had this idea to make a morbid checkbook cover. I have some micro-suede left over from making a leatherface costume & have been trying to think of something gory to make. I'm really anal about listing something or giving a gift that isn't "perfect" in my eyes. So I made the checkbook cover out of the material & splattered red paint over it to look like blood. I didn't really try to match up the sides so it would look a little more like a hand sewn item made out of human flesh. Now I'm a little iffy about listing it on etsy because it isn't my normal good work. So far it has had a lot of views, either people like it & think its too much or the title caught their eye & they change their mind after seeing it. Maybe I can make some other morbid style items if this doesn't work.

On other news I went to the thrift store & got a shell & a cover sweater in 2 shades of pink made out of 100% cotton for $1.25!!!!! Along with an acrylic that looks like a handspun thick & thin. Now all I have to do is decide what I want to make. I'm really into making cloches lately but I need to focus on thing I can sell on etsy until there is another income in the family. I think I'm still excited about ripping the sweaters apart & using my nifty little yarn ball winder more than making anything. Maybe I can find a cute little QUICK shawl pattern to go with my new summer dresses.

Monday, April 16, 2007

I listed a couple new hats I whipped out tonight at work to keep up my stock on etsy. Come check them out.
I think I will try experimenting with wallet & checkbook patterns tomorrow to see if I can come up with something interesting.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I made another sale on etsy WOO HOO!!! I am honestly surprised that people want the things I make this much, but pleasantly surprised :)

If only I could quit my job in corporate hell & make things full time, I would be one happy little chic-a-dee.

I crocheted up a couple more hats & hope to list them within the next couple days. I love making stuff but I swear I fall in love with everything & want to keep it for myself.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I made my first sale on etsy WOOO HOOOO! I honestly didn't think I would sell something that fast. The cute little monkey markers shown in my last post were my first sale. The boi said they were too cute to last long so I guess I have found a good item to sell.

I also FINALLY bought a yarn ball winder. I thought it was a little pricey so I waited till joanns had a 40% off sale. It was still over $20. Let me tell you though it was totally worth every penny especially if you recycle a lot of sweaters like I do. I think I have rewound every skein of yarn in my house in the last 2 days.

I recently listed some items on etsy. I have some GREAT vintage knitting patterns, including one of a star trek sweater which being the uber geek I am totally loves. If I was a big knitter I would keep it for myself.

I also listed some cute little boutique style gift tags. Like these -->

And some cute little stitch markers. Including monkeys....yes you heard me right monkey markers they are too freakin cute. I also listed some breast cancer awareness ribbon markers that I think every woman should have. Even if you can't afford to donate a bunch of money to a charity you can show your support by wearing a pink ribbon. How many times are you noticed in public knitting or crocheting. Maybe you can make one of those people take a moment when they see your breast cancer awareness ribbon. If they take a moment to think then maybe they will take a moment to donate to cancer research.

So take a look at my store. Browse around see I'm sure you will find something to your liking.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Well I FINALLY listed some items on etsy. Takes a look & let me know what you think. I will continue to add items so check back often.